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Monday, October 31, 2005

Quick! Spread the 'Karl Rove IS Machiavelli' meme...

[Throw some sand in various moonbat gears, eh?] So, Alito’s next. The big question: will Republican’t Senators do a pants check and find—to everyone’s amazement—the stones to carry the nomination through?

For those who aren’t familiar with “Scallia Lite” try the Wikipedia entry for Samuel A. Alito Jr., which includes this comment in a section on opinions he’s authored”

Alito wrote the opinion for ACLU v. Schundler (1999), holding that a holiday display on city property did not violate the Establishment Clause because it included secular symbols, such as a large plastic Santa Claus, in addition to religious symbols.
(There's more, of course)
I have several problems with the opinion, but at least it has the virtue of slapping the ACLU in the face (even while giving it a "mini-win" in framing the argument about religious expression in the public square*).

Alito’s nomination may well be the raw meat some on the Right have wanted. Donnybrook coming? Or tempest in a teacup (dunno: if Teddy slurs in with something,  it may become a dark and stormy night in Chappaquiddick. Mary Jo Kopeckne could not be reached for comment)? Expect some attempt to spray metrosexual demoncrapped Republican’t Senators with some artificial testosterone so that they’ll uncharacteristically attempt to act like a majority party.

Will this nomination demonstrate that Karl Rove really is channeling Niccolo Machiavelli? No, but it may fuel that sort of speculation among the Demoncrappic Underpants, the Daily Kosoverians and other podpeople, moonbats and speech-impaired piscines (Oh my!).

*Allowing the ACLU to have their "mini-win" by framing the religious expression in the public arena as a "religious v. secular" cultural balance issue is problematic. And not at all within the Framers' thinking. Less of an originalist than I'd ideally want on the court, but then aren't all the viable options in that vein? *sigh* Open Trackback/Linked at Euphoric Reality's comments at DROP ZONE Open Post: Samuel Alito Is Next, Stop the ACLU's Bush Nominates Samuel A. Alito for Supreme Court and TMH's bacon Bits' grinning WaPo: Alito To Get SCOTUS Nomination.